There is no ban on seeds, fertilisers, crop cutting and transport related to this. These services will continue regularly. There is no reason for farmers, traders and consumers to worry. They should avoid to make a rush and cooperate with administration, urged state agriculture minister Dadaji Bhuse
He visited the district collectorate on Thursday to hold discussions with District Collector Suraj Mandhare about the difficulties being faced by farmers and farming related business during the current lockdown. He at that time interacted with the media representatives.
Bhuse said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray provided their guidance to people after lockdown. Accordingly, everyone should take care of themselves and the country. “Currently, there is no situation to get panic and if citizens cooperate with government administration, we can deal with Coronavirus crisis efficiently”, he informed.
After enforcement of section 144 in the district, complaints were received that there were problems in the transport of seeds, fertiliser and farming related business material. After discussions with the District Collector over this, instructions have been issued to take immediate measures for this.
Instructions have also been issued to every regional transport officer to ensure that there should not be any problem in transport of material related to farming. Every regional transport office has made an arrangement to issue online permission and sticker to vehicles transporting essential commodities and working for emergency services. Concerned should take benefit of this, Urged Bhuse.
Planning has been made to ensure that services to Mumbai and Pune for agriculture transport will continue from the district. District administration has made a plan to make supply as per requirement. Citizens should strictly follow social distancing rule. They should not rush to vegetable and fruit vendors, he urged further.
Deshdoot is largest circulated daily in North Maharashtra. Daily Deshdoot is published from Nashik, Jalgaon, Dhule, Nandurbar. Daily Sarwamat, which is a sister publication, is published from Shrirampur. Deshdoot Times is an English Daily published from Nashik for the city. Renowned visionary Shri Deokisanji Sarda founded ‘Deshdoot’ (a weekly to begin with) on 4th September 1970